Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So Many Races

Since summer is triathlon season I am trying to make my schedule of all the races I want to do. This is difficult because I don't want to do any races in which a wetsuit would be necessary because I really don't feel like shelling out that much money. So far I have a few races that I definitely want to do, but I am really struggling trying to pick more races. I am definitely doing the Dillsburg Pickle Chase 5K this weekend, the Keystone State Triathlon in late August, and the Baltimore Half Marathon October 15. Right now I am trying to decide the following:

1. Sprint or Olympic distance for Keystone
2. Ocean City Triathlon or Vice Versa Triathlon
3. Philadelphia Half Marathon as a part of marathon training

All of the triathlons I am doing this summer are sprints, except for the possibility of Keystone. I am not sure if I want to try the Olympic distance or just stick with the sprint.

The Ocean City triathlon is September 11 and only 2 weeks after Keystone. Plus I could stay at Callen's beach house and not have to worry about a hotel since the race is in New Jersey. Vice Versa is a reverse triathlon which seems awesome & it also in NJ but it is nowhere near Callen's beach house. And it is September 17. The problem is I don't know how cold the water would be and as I mentioned earlier I really don't want to use a wetsuit.

The Philly Half Marathon is November 20, so it is a full month after Baltimore. It is pretty expensive though and I am doing a lot of triathlons this summer so I don't know if it is worth doing it. If I end up being unable to do the Disney Marathon I probably will do Philly, but there is a possibility of doing the half at Disney instead of the full.

Any suggestions would be fantastic because I am so confused! I don't know what to do!!


  1. Have you done the Philly Marathon/Half Marathon before? I've heard it's AWESOME!

  2. I have not, but I have heard it is pretty sweet. I think I am going to do it :)

  3. Wow, lots of races to choose from! I've heard good things about the Philly 1/2 Marathon too, so i think you should check it out!